Q&A: Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim

Political "chaos" and financial struggles aren't stopping the Kirkuk governor from courting BP and bolstering defenses against the IS group.
Q&A: Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim
Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim (right) meets in his office with BP's Middle East President Michael Townshend on June 8, 2016. (Source: Kirkuk governorate media office)

The oil fields in Kirkuk province could bring Gov. Najmaldin Karim additional revenues and political clout, and he's pressing BP to revive a deal that was paused after the invasion of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in 2014 as one way to achieve that.In a recent interview with Iraq Oil Report, Karim outlined some of the details of the offer.It's still a long shot, considering it requires both the federal and Kurdistan region governments to come to terms on the unitization of field...

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